Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs during certain seasons or times of year. SAD is most commonly seen in the winter months, when the days are shorter and temperatures are colder. Typical symptoms of SAD include decreased energy, social withdrawal, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, and changes in weight and appetite. Depression, including SAD, is a common co-occurring condition among panic disorder sufferers. Fortunately, treatment options are available that can help with the symptoms of both of these conditions. Read more. . .
Affirmations are short statements or phrases that can be repeated to assert a positive message. As a self-help technique, affirmations can help a panic disorder sufferer get past negative thinking patterns and improve self-esteem. Affirmations can be created to help you overcome your pessimistic views about different areas of your life, such as you relationships, self-image, and career. Read more...
People with panic disorder are often chronic worries. You may worry about things that occurred in the past, your future, and day-to-day issues. Many worries are also frequently affected by any judgments or evaluations made by other people. Chronic worries often ask themselves, " how can I stop worrying so much about what other people think?" Fortunately, it is possible to stop worrying so much about others and learn to let go of these anxious thoughts. Read more. . .
Antidepressants have traditionally been prescribed to treat depression and other related mood disorders. However, research eventually found that these types of medications can be used to safely and effectively treat anxiety disorders, including panic disorder. Lexapro (escitalopram) is one type of antidepressant that is often prescribed to treat anxiety and panic attacks associated with panic disorder. This medication can impact chemical messengers in the brain, allowing for a panic sufferer to feel a reduction in anxiety. Lexapro is considered safe, but there are still some precautions to consider when taking this medication.
Learn more about how Lexapro is used in the treatment of panic disorder and the potential side effects and precautions of using this medication:
Fear and anxiety may be preventing you from traveling by plane. Many people experience panic attacks while flying due to a condition called aerophobia or a fear of flying. Others may not be afraid of flying, but different fears and phobias, such as a fear of having a panic attack where escape is difficult (agoraphobia) or a fear of closed spaces (claustrophobia), may be preventing them from taking a flight. Regardless of the cause of these attacks, panic attacks and other anxiety-related symptoms can make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to travel by plane.
Don't let panic attacks ruin your travel plans. Read this article to find out more about the causes of panic attacks and ways to overcome them in time for your next flight:
Massage therapy is not just a luxury service only available at exclusive spas, salons, and wellness centers. Rather, therapeutic massage is now offered at many hospitals and clinics as a way to help ease muscle pain, tightness, and tension. By helping the body relax, therapeutic massage also allows one to let go of anxious, fearful, and negative thoughts. Additionally, through eliciting feelings of relaxation, massage therapy may be able to help counteract many of the physical symptoms of panic and anxiety.
Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, shortened to SNRIs, are a class of antidepressants that are often used for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. Initially used to treat depression, research has found that SNRIs can safely and effectively treat the symptoms of panic disorder. These medications work to impact chemical messengers in the brain, known as neurotransmitters, that are thought to be imbalanced in those with mental health conditions. Even though those who take SNRIs often experience few side effects, there are still some precautions to consider when taking these medications. Read more...
Have you been considering getting professional help for panic disorder? Psychotherapy, or simply therapy, is one the most popular treatment options for panic disorder. Therapy can help you develop ways to safely and effectively cope with the symptoms of panic disorder, but keep in mind that attending therapy will require your time, effort, and resources. Therefore, it is important that you get what you need through the therapy process.
These articles offer tips to help you get what you need out of therapy for panic disorder:
- Choosing a Therapist
- What to Expect at Your First Session
- Getting the Most Out of Therapy
- Why Isn't Therapy Working?
To set boundaries within a relationship is to create emotional limits around yourself and another person. Setting boundaries may feel as though you are distancing yourself from the other person, however, that is not case with healthy boundaries. Rather, a relationship with appropriate boundaries promotes closeness while allowing each party the freedom to be themselves.
Unhealthy boundaries can be a real struggle for panic disorder sufferers, as well as their loved ones. When closeness becomes suffocating, each person may feel a certain degree of stress, anxiety, and fear. Fortunately, it is possible to transform such relationships by setting clear and healthy boundaries.
Whether you are a panic disorder sufferer determined to set boundaries with others, or seeking to set limits with a loved one with panic disorder, the following articles can help you get started:
Panic attacks, the main symptom of panic disorder, are typically experienced through a combination of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. Many panic disorder sufferers are familiar with the basics of panic attacks, including common symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. However, there are some interesting facts that even those with panic disorder may be surprised to know. For example, did you know that panic attacks can occur while your asleep. Have you heard that panic attacks can be a sign of a different mental health condition, such as depression or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Read here to learn more about these and other interesting and surprising facts about panic attacks.